Fifteen club swimmers earn all-star status |

Fifteen club swimmers earn all-star status

The Tahoe Swim Team recently attended the All-Star Meet in Carson Pool on March 12.

The All-Stars is held once a year and this was the first time in 10 years that Zone 4 hosted the All-Stars and spaghetti dinner.

Zone 4 selected 15 children from Tahoe Swim Team to compete against Zones 2 and 3, which are teams from the Bay Area and Northern California. Zone 4 is Reno, Truckee, Carson and Tahoe areas. All the teams in Zone 4 submit 10 girls and 10 boys in each age group. Zone 4 also selects coaches for each age group, then each coach selects their teams from the submitted entries. The swimmers are selected based on good times and perfect attendance.

The teams met and trained with their new coaches for two hours, learning different pointers. The coaches and the swimmers then decided which strokes the swimmers would swim. After training, a well-earned spaghetti dinner hosted by Carson Tiger Sharks was devoured. The following day Zone 4 competed against Zones 2 and 3. The following coaches were selected for each age group:

8-Under: Don Lukairt, from Douglas Dolphin Team; 10-Under: Monica Weaver, from Carson Tiger Sharks; 11-12 age group: Dale Bogard, from Tahoe Swim Team; 13-14 age group, Charlie Bauman from Douglas Dolphin Team.

The following swimmers were selected from the Tahoe Swim Team:

8-Under: Riana Cerceo, Hanna Bratton, Albert Reed, Wade Norberg, Cian McDonnell.

9-10 Age Group: Lauren Falls, Lacey Payne, Alli Bratton, Hunter Robinson, Mac Cerceo.

11-12 Age Group: Natalie Turner, Timmy Powers.

13-14 Age Group: Ashley Bratton, Jorie Turner.

The Tahoe Swim Team has an introduction to competitive swimming this summer for all children ages 5-18, May 1 to July 30. Practice time is Monday through Thursday, 6 to 6:30 p.m. The fees will be $150 (due at sign-up) and includes three months of swim team and United States Swimming Membership.

For details, call Swim Team Hotline at (530) 541-7283.

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